National Baseball HOF receives federal grant

COOPERSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Thursday a $4,728,163 federal grant for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, that will provide financial support to recover from the pandemic, according to a release.

This announcement comes on the heels of a national effort to secure designated funding for Upstate New York’s cultural institutions, independent live venue operators and independent movie theaters in the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (previously known as the Save our Stages Act).

In a statement, Schumer said live venues and cultural institutions were among the hardest hit industries during the pandemic, and the dedicated federal assistance will help the National Baseball Hall of Fame deal with the hit to their bottom-line caused by COVID-19, and fully recover as the economy opens back up.